Tag: belfast

In no particular order, here are some of the acts I’m looking forward to hearing a lot more from in the next 12 months. Some are already established artists while some are just starting out and haven’t even released a single yet. So hopefully you’ll find something new with which to fall in love. I […]


“The sky falls to the sea,” repeats Stevie Lennox on ‘Do You Ever Think About Existence, Adrian?’, the second track on Belfast band Junk Drawer‘s debut EP, For The Cult Fat Guy. “You’re going nowhere fast,” he proclaims on ‘Black Cat’. So it’s safe to say that Junk Drawer aren’t the most optimistic of bands. […]

go swim video

Belfast indie-pop band Go Swim have released a video for ‘Call Sign’ that features highlights from their first year as a band: Shots! Fans dancing! Naps! Laughter! Oh, and some gigs are thrown in too. The song itself is a skittish and exciting four and a half minutes where Steven Smith and Julianne Shawe trade […]

Sea Pinks exploded cover

It’s been over a year since the acclaimed third album from Sea Pinks, Freak Waves. In the interim, Neill Brogan’s laid down the sticks for Girls Names to concentrate on what had been a sideproject. The Exploded View EP is our first taste of full-time Sea Pinks. Things haven’t changed too much. Comprising four tracks, […]

The last time we heard from Belfast producer Unknown, he was remixing Mmoths’ track ‘For Her’. He’s now set to release a new EP and below is the title track, ‘I Cry’, which features vocals from Dublin’s Gemma Dunleavy. You might recognise her from Clu’s amazing song ‘Moonrunner‘, while she’s also sung for White Collar […]

Together since 2008, Belfast’s Kasper Rosa have crafted a number of singles and EPs over the years and show no sign of letting the quality drop. You can listen to everything over at their Bandcamp page, from first single ‘First Breath, First Blood’ right through to this week’s new double A-side single. Clocking in just […]

Dazed yesterday premiered the second album from Girls Names, the Belfast band who have a tough job on their hands trying to better their debut, Dead To Me. On first impressions, they just might. There’s also an interview with singer Cathal Cully, one of those annoying Q&As probably done over email. Stupid questions include: ‘What’s […]